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Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Marianne Designs New Home Card

I love the new Iron Gate die set  from Marianne Designs - they make for a really pretty card blank and just perfect for a  New Home card as I've made here.  Full list of Marianne products below and you can also see a quick run-through of how I made my card on the Marianne Inspirations blog here.

Iron Gates Die - LR0613-NEW!
Mandala Die - LR0614-NEW!
Lupins Die - LR0452
Mini Labels Stamp and Die set - CS1029-NEW!
Picture from Decoupage set - MB0173
Paper - Soft Pastels - PK9157

Just a sideways peek inside of the gorgeous lupin dies too!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Sequins, Gems or Pearls anyone?

Our new challenge starts today over at Passion For Promarkers HQ and our lovely Shelly has chosen this lovely, easy theme of Sequins, Gems and/or Pearls.
I've used this gorgeous Oak Fairy image from Mo's Digital Pencil  and a few sequins have finished it off nicely!

I've made the background papers with a stunning skeleton leaf stamp which is new from Marianne Designs - stamped and embossed and then I've added my inks to highlight the lovely veins of the leaves!  The oak leaf die cuts are also new from Marianne Designs as is the circle web die framing the image.  Details below:

Skeleton Leaf Stamp - TC8077 - NEW!
Leaf Die set of 4 - LR0621- NEW!
Web edged Circle Die set - LR0430

The sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink and that has been cut out with a couple of Stampin Up punches.

Our sponsors this week are the fabulous LeAnn's World 101 and they are offering the lucky winner two images of their choice!

Hope you can come and join us for the challenge here!


Saturday, 7 September 2019

Colour Challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenges

We have a new colour challenge starting today over on the challenge blog for Mo's Digital Pencil fans - click here to take you to the blog and see the fabulous inspiration for you.  And here they are - these are some of my favourite colours to work with, so pretty!

I've used the gorgeous Dandelions, one of Mo's newer images but of course have changed the flowers to suit the colour palette!  She so reminds me of my gorgeous  granddaughter, Violet, with her wild blonde, curly hair.  The large circular die cut is a Marianne Die (CR1414).

Do come and join in the challenge, just remember the theme is optional but you must use a Mo image for your make.

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Rapunzel (Go Away) from Mo's Digital Pencil


I've been very quiet on social media recently  - just not had enough time or energy, what with my Dad and Daughter visiting and I've been suffering from a yucky throat infection which seems to have struck a lot of people down.  

Back on it today though, sharing this fab new image from Mo's Digital Pencil - Rapunzel (Go Away).  Just love it!
Lots of Marianne products used here, old and new items, mainly the balustrade which was released last month- full list below.

Balustrade - LR0611
Bricks from Arch Window die set - CR1389
Ivy and Bird - LR0206
Papers - Weathered Wood - PK9155
- Birds and Flowers - PK9085

And I think the sentiment might be PTI but borrowed from a friend a long time ago and can't be sure!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Saturday, 24 August 2019

Nana - still time to enter our Animal themed challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil

I made this card using Nana  from Mo's Digital Pencil merged with the medicine (which I've just realised is missing it's top!!).  And you still have time to enter into the monthly challenge at Mo's DP2 Challenges which has an optional theme of Animals but in fact just share your  makes with a Mo image and you'll be in the draw!

 I started off with a different card in mind hence Nana has a green tinge round her edges but actually I quite like how it  ties in with the rest of the card.

The label sentiment is from Waltzing Mouse, sadly no longer trading, cut out with co-ordinating Spellbinder frames.  The small feel better sentiment is PTI and the papers are Curio from Basic Grey.

Not feeling too great at the minute, hacking cough which I think Holly had so feeling a bit rough!!

Enjoy the long weekend here in the UK!


Friday, 16 August 2019

This is not just a Christmas Elf it's a Mo's Digital Pencil Christmas Elf!

Right?  Isn't that so true - no-one quite does an elf like Mo!!  (A little play on a TV advert for non-UK visitors!)

This is Little Elf Kippa - I just love the cheeky sideways look from Kippa - so clever!  You can find this  little cutie here in Mo's Store.

The large Bauble die is from Marianne Designs (last Christmas I think - LR0560), the bells too (COL1363) and the tag (CR1353).

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Folded Card

Very simple card from me today but great for those pesky  male cards and an ideal sentiment!  The sentiment is from Woodware and the background typeset stamp is from Marianne Designs (CS0992).

Short and sweet today!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Dies and Punches Challenge at PFP

Morning folks - it's definitely more autumnal here, so here's a Christmas card for you with this gorgeous Snowman At the Window image from Crafty Sentiments, who happen to be our sponsors at Passion for Promarkers this week.
The theme is Dies and/or Punches and I've used this fab lace edged frame from Marianne Designs which is new this month.  The shaker window and snow are also from Marianne and the beauty is that lots of their square dies will fit over it to hold the window in place!  (They also do a round shaker window for their round dies!!).  

The papers are from Bo Bunny and the sentiment is an old one from Personal Impressions.  Full list of  Marianne products below.

Square Die - CR1475 - NEW!
Shaker Window Insert- LR0024  
Shaker snow - LR0028
Believe Die - COL1458
Scarf Die - LR0439
Tag from Big/Little Label set - CR1353

Check out the fabulous makes of my teamies here - it's fantastic to see how this image can look so different!!
 Crafty Sentiments Designs  are offering one lucky winner 3 digi images of their choice from their online store.  

Have a great day.


Sunday, 11 August 2019

Marianne Mandalas!

For those cardmakers out there who love colouring mandalas - you're going to love these new stamps and die from Marianne Designs this month.  I so enjoyed colouring it in.  Details of  Marianne products used below.  I also added some Wink of Stella to the turquoise bits on the card but I couldn't capture it in my pics.  The die, especially, is sooooo pretty!  You can find out more about how I composed my card here on the Marianne Inspiration blog,

Mumbai Mandala Stamp - CS1034 - NEW!
Mandala Die - LR0614 - NEW!
Summer Picnic Papers - PB7056
Sparkle and Shine Sentiment Stamps - KJ1704

It's pouring with rain here, so think I'm going to settle into my craft room for the day.


Saturday, 10 August 2019

Craft Creations MDF Plaques

Did you manage to catch the release of these fab new MDF designs from Craft Creations on  Hochanda yesterday?  I was thrilled and not a little daunted to be asked to have a play with them to make some samples for the release.
However, they were a complete joy to work with and I especially loved the Highland Cow.

I painted the base and top plate with acrylic and then highlighted the flowers in teal. Added some copper wax to her horns then added some upcycled bits of old jewellery for her nose ring and earrings!

My photo isn't so great here but I painted both pieces in white acrylic then highlighted the flowers, main and horn with Posca pens.  I finally added some Shabby Pink Frantage and some fibres and mini bells at the bottom.  I've not shown it here but to make it into a wall hanging I added some hooks, white string and a piece of whitewashed driftwood.  You can also get stands from Craft Creations so they can be free standing.

For the frame again I've just painted with acrylic then rubbed so Copper Treasure Cold to highlight the floral elements.  The paper is a piece from the Vintage Chic collection that came out a few weeks ago.

I think they had a sell out on the Hochanda shows which I'm not surprised if you see the amazing makes of the girls on the DT - just superb!

You can find more details here at Craft Creations. 

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 3 August 2019

New challenge time at Mo's Digital Pencil

This is Princess from Mo's Digital Pencil and perfect for our new challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil 2 Challenges that starts today.  The optional theme is Animals but it's always Anything Goes - we just want to see your Mo images and how you've used them!

Isn't her expression great - trying to look disdainful of the birds who've perched on her head!!
The frame is a new one this month from Marianne Designs, the birds on a wire die is a very old one!  The papers are from Dove Craft.  Full list of Marianne products below.

Lace Edged Frame Die - CR1475 - NEW!
Cat Dies - LR0591
Birds on a Wire Die - LR0290
Sentiments - Cat Set - EC0272

Hope  you can join in with us on the challenges - there's an image up for grabs and guest spot on the DT!

Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Daisy, Daisy

I absolutely love these new stamps from Marianne Designs!  Such lovely flowers and you can build up the flowers to suit your occasion - and the frame is fabulous, I've already used this on the card I posted yesterday!

I made a few thank you cards, using the set, with slightly different combos/colours - just scroll on down!

The stamp set is new this month from Marianne Designs - MZ1903 is the  catalogue number.

Thanks for popping in!


Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Going Dotty with Winky!

It's new challenge day at Passion for Promarkers with a great theme of Going Dotty chosen by our lovely Lisa.  I've chosen to use this gorgeous new image Winky from Mo's Digital Pencil - she is certainly a bit sassy!

I love this new set of stamps from Marianne Design - it's a fab sketchy style set and the border frame and dots are from the set - love it! List of products used below.

Stamped border and Dots  - Marianne Design new release - MZ1903
Lines and Dots Embossing folder - Marianne Design new release - DF3456
Papers - American Crafts and Wild Rose Studio

Our generous sponsor this week is Dies to Die For and they are offering one lucky winner a £15 voucher to use in their online store.  Tracy has lots of amazing stamps and dies in her store so why not pop over and check them out. 

Check out the wonderfully dotty makes from my team mates here.

Have a great day!


Saturday, 27 July 2019

Mo Pussywillows

Have yo seen this new image, Pussywillows at Mo's Digital Pencil?  Isn't she wonderful!
She comes with a a couple of sentiments and I used Thinking of You originally but when I was inking the edges the ink smeared and that was after I'd left the image printed overnight. I've never had that before so I was a bit  grrrrrrh!   
Anyway, I cut it off and quite like the finished result!

The papers are some from the Pound shop and the wildflower die is a Memory Box one.

We've been car hunting this week and going again today - gosh there's so much out there!

Happy weekend,  folks.


Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Marianne Pretty Girl

I made this card a few weeks ago using lots of Marianne products, detailed below.  Although I love colouring images, it doesn't always have to be about that and this precoloured image from Marianne Designs is so pretty!

June 2019 Release Products used
Camera Die - LR0605
Film Strip Die - LR0604

Other Marianne Products used
Decoupage Sheet - Tres Jolie 1 - EWK1238
Papers - Eternity - PK9154
            - Soft Pastels - PK9157
Folding Frame Die Set with foliage - LR0571
Lace Border - CR1442
Ornate Border - LR0455
Sentiment - Sparkle and Shine set - KJ1704
Sparkle gems

Hope it's not too hot where you are - not too bad today here in The Lakes - we cooled off in Crummock Water yesterday and may have to do the same tomorrow!  Feeling for our Emily who is currently cycling south through France with her boyfriend, Jack- so hot!!

Keep cool, peeps!


Monday, 22 July 2019

New Crafts Creations Floral stamps on Hochanda today

A few of my cards featuring the new Floral stamps release from Craft Creations - being aired again at 11am this morning on Hochanda (Sky 673) demonstrated by the lovely Jak Heath! Beautiful stamps and made by Chocolate Baroque so fantastic quality!